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The stage play R.U.R. [Rossum's Universal Robots], written by Karel Capek, has its first performance, a production by the amateur theatrical society Klicpera in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, Europe. The play is memorable mostly because it marks the first time the word robot is ever used, having been coined by Capek's brother Josef. The word catches on and will inspire others writers, film-makers and song-writers. Memorable songs inspired by robots include Robot Man by Connie Francis [1960], The Robots by Kraftwerk [1978], Are Friends Electric by Gary Numan[1979].
Hansjorg Moroder is born in Groden, Italy, Europe. After moving to Germany he will find succes in the early 1970s as Giorgio Moroder, an electronic pop pioneer, often cited as an influence on Kraftwerk. His electronic productions for artists including Donna Summer will powerfully influence disco music.
Ray Noble And His Orchestra record Harlem Nocturne for Columbia Records in the USA. Theirs is the first recorded version of the song, which will become a jazz standard.
The Kings Of Surf Music, The Beach Boys record I Get Around at Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA. Intriguingly, I Get Around will give the quintet their first Top Ten hit in the UK where surf culture is virtually unheard of but, even more bizzarely, their fascination with cars and driving will inspire Kraftwerk in 1974 to create the first bona fide electronic rock hit, Autobahn, as a German equivalent of Beach Boys pop.
The Who complete a German tour with a gig at The Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf. Support on this gig is local band The Beathovens, which includes Wolfgang Flur, later to become a member of Kraftwerk.
The second day of the Pop And Blues Festival in The Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, features Taj Mahal, Johnny Winter, The Keef Hartley Band, Hardin And York, Marsha Hunt, Little Free Rock, Renaissance, Krokodil, Brainbox, Bobbey's Children, Organisation and Kraftwerk.
Taj Mahal, Johnny Winter, The Keef Hartley Band, Hardin And York, Marsha Hunt, Little Free Rock, Renaissance, Krokodil, Brainbox, Bobbey's Children, Organisation and Kraftwerk play on the second day of the Pop And Blues Festival in The Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, Europe.
Kraftwerk begin recording the album Kraftwerk 2 at Star Musik Studio, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Kraftwerk are recording the album Kraftwerk 2 at Star Musik Studio, Hamburg, Germany.
Kraftwerk complete recording of the album Kraftwerk 2 at Star Musik Studio, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Kraftwerk release their fourth LP, Autobahn, on Philips/Vertigo Records in Europe.
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Kraftwerk play at The Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
The Clash release their eponymous debut album in the UK on the same day that Kraftwerk release their sixth album, Trans-Europe Express.
Autobahn by Kraftwerk enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
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The world's first luminous vinyl single, Neon Lights, is released by Kraftwerk in the UK.
Kraftwerk play at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
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Kraftwerk play at the New Theatre, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
Kraftwerk enter the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with Numbers.
Kraftwerk become the first German act to top the UK charts with their re-released single, The Model.
Kraftwerk release a new single, Tour De France, in the UK.
Kraftwerk play at Teatro Tivoli, Bologna, Italy, Europe.
Kraftwerk play in the Apollo, Manchester, UK.
Kraftwerk play in the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
German electronic rock pioneers Kraftwerk play the first of two rare London, UK, dates at Brixton Academy.
Drummer Steve Adler files suit in Los Angeles, California, against his former band, Guns N' Roses. He claims that band members pressured him to use heroin and then dropped him after he entered a rehabilitation program. On the same day, German electronic rock pioneers Kraftwerk play the first of two rare London dates at Brixton Academy.
Kraftwerk play at The Transbordeur, Lyon, France.
Kraftwerk play at The Transbordeur, Lyon, France.
During their The Mix tour, Kraftwerk play at The Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
The Tribal Gathering 1997 festival, a two day event, begins at Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing over the two days include Daft Punk, Faithless, Kraftwerk, Paul Oakenfold, Orbital, Cornershop, GusGus, Fluke, Two Lone Swordsmen and Audioweb.
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Kraftwerk play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Radiohead and Kraftwerk play at Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Kraftwerk headline the second day of the Bestival at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, UK.
German electronic rock pioneers Kraftwerk play at The Tate Modern, Camberwell, London, England, UK, Europe.
Kraftwerk play at Disney Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kraftwerk play at The Fox Theatre, Oakland, California, USA.
Kraftwerk play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Kraftwerk play at Pohoda 2014, Letisko, Trencin, Slovakia, Europe.
Kraftwerk play the first of two nights at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Kraftwerk play the second of two nights at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The New Theatre, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Brighton Centre, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Sage Theatre, Gateshead, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play the second of three nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play the last of three nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
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